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Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source Message Board › March SVAOS news bulletin: upcoming automotive events

March SVAOS news bulletin: upcoming automotive events

Alison C.
user 8979363
Group Organizer
Mountain View, CA
--  Upcoming SVAOS meetings

April 9:  "Privacy and the Car of the Future: Considerations for
the Connected Vehicle"­
refreshment sign-up deadline: April 8, noon

May 7: "Reducing Time To Market Through Modular Car Design"­

June 12: presentation by Nate Cardozo of Electronic Frontier
Foundation on Event Data Recorder mandate from NHTSA

Details TBA

July: presentation and tour hosted by SJSU Formula SAE team (tentative)

-- April 1: Carlos Ghosn of Nissan at Stanford on Monday

The Revs Program and CARS
invite you to an
Open Garage talk event with
Carlos Ghosn.

The Revs Program at Stanford & the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) present an evening with Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Mr. Ghosn's discussion will focus on " Driving Technology: Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Cars and the Future of the Automobile." See full bio.

Event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Seating is extremely limited.

Please join us for an Open Garage Happy Hour at 5:00 pm prior to the discussion.
Light appetizers and beverages will be served.

Monday, April 1, 2013
Happy Hour: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Discussion: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Automotive Innovation Facility
473 Oak Road
Stanford University

-- April 2: Google Hangout about "Automotive Networking and Interprocess
Communication on Linux"

Tuesday, April 2 at 10 AM­

Speaker on 802.11 and extravehicular comms: Ravi Puvvala, Savari Networks
September '12 SVAOS speaker­

Speaker on Interprocess Communication and intravehicular comms: Alison
Chaiken, Mentor Graphics (me)

The event will be recorded.

-- April 3: CASPA and the IEEE Silicon Valley Chapter of the Consumer Electronics Society cordially invites you to join the April Seminar:
Automobile Electronics &
Electrical Vehicles
Date and Time: April 3, 2013, Wednesday, 6pm – 9pm
Location: Cadence Auditorium, 2665 Seely Ave, San Jose

Automotive Engine and Drive Train Control Electronics
Ranjit Deshpande, VP of Engineering of Renesas

Plug-in Electric Vehicles and Infrastructure at GM
Dr Frankie James, Managing Director of GM Advanced Technology of General Motors
This talk describes GM's approach to plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure. GM is collaborating with other stakeholders to ensure that the charging infrastructure in the US can support the influx of plug-in vehicles, and is also educating consumers about relevant charging resources.

Adapting Touch to Automotive Needs
Bruno Thuillier, CTO at Elo Touch Solutions
A surprisingly large 'biodiversity' of touch input technologies have evolved in response to an equally broad 'biodiversity' of touch application needs. Elo Touch Solutions, Inc. has decades of experience adapting touch technologies to a wide variety of applications needs. Elo CTO Bruno Thuillier will share insights on the selection and adaptation of touch technology for automotive market needs.

Panel Discussion with the speakers -

-- April 16: Panel discussion on GPLv3, Tivoization and Automotive
Linux - Richard Fontana, Red Hat; Matthew Garrett, Nebula;
Professor Bryant Smith, Stanford University; Greg Olson, Olliance;
Karen Sandler, GNOME Foundation (Moderator)

11:30 AM

In-person attendance is by invitation-only (and I am not empowered
to give out invitations), but there should be a live video stream.


-- Some upcoming April automotive-related hangouts posted to our Discussion Board by

I signed up for the 4/19 one myself.

That’s right … The “Greatest Show and Tell on Earth” will be back at the San Mateo Event Center on Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19, 2013!

Maker Faire always has lots of cool DIY automotive and EV displays.

-- free Tizen Developer Conference will feature automotive talks:

Date: 22 May, 2013 - 08:00 to 24 May, 2013 - 17:00
Location: San Francisco

The 2nd annual Tizen Developer Conference is a technical conference for Tizen developers, App developers, ISVs, Platform designers, Operators, OEMs, Hardware vendors, Software vendors, Open source enthusiasts, and anyone engaged in Tizen. The conference will be held at The Hilton Union Square, in San Francisco, CA Wednesday May 22–Friday May 24, 2013. This conference will engage a worldwide audience, and bring together businesses and individuals who share a common goal in developing Tizen as an open platform for a wide range of devices. Attendees will explore the future of open source mobile computing in devices ranging from smart phones to in-vehicle infotainment systems.

-- New Autonomous Vehicles group:­

Don't forget Electric Vehicle Entrepreneurs and Autotech Council groups as well.

-- Slides from Libre Planet Conference last weekend on "Automotive
Free Software 2013: Right to Repair and Privacy"­
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